Tuesday, February 28, 2012

G is for Gingerbread House

This house on Ontario St is affectionately called The Gingerbread House and is being painstakingly restored to its original glory, albeit with a bit more green that the original.
Here you can see the completed restoration on the rear and west side of the house. 
It is currently used for short term rentals with furnished suites, but was built by the village of Burlington's then master carpenter, A. B. Coleman in 1893, possibly as a showpiece for his work.
ABC Wednesday

16 comments:

Luna Miranda said...

it's a beautiful house. reminds me of some old houses in my mother's hometown built by the Americans in the early 1900's.

EG Wow said...

It's wonderful to see that the house is being lovingly cared for.

Roger Owen Green said...

I LOVE this house!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

photowannabe said...

What a gorgeous home. I love the Gingerbread and am so glad it is being restored and not torn down.

Irene said...

That's a simply wonderful house and one I would like to live in very much. I would like to share it with some people, though.

chubskulit said...

Love the exterior details.

Gold and Green
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team.

VioletSky said...

@Irene, this has six apartments, so you wouldn't be alone. I think it would be nice, too.

Jane and Chris said...

The nicest apartment block I've ever seen.
Jane x

Hildred and Charles said...

Beautiful, - my dream home come true. It is very romantic and takes you back to simpler times.

RedPat said...

What a beauty!

Leslie: said...

Wow! It's gorgeous - wish I could live in a house like that.

Leslie
abcw team

toby said...

Wow, that is really beautiful! I love those window details!

Emille said...

A house with so much character! It also must be beautiful on the inside!

bluegrassnotes said...

That's so lovely -- what a great take on "G"

Melanie said...

Beautiful! I love the character of old houses!

thesacredcave said...

What a quaint little house. I love all the arched detail.

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